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Tees Cottage Pumping Station

Type:Historic Site

Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, Tees Valley, DL3 8TF
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About

From 1849 Tees Cottage Pumping Station revolutionised water supply in Darlington and Teesside by offering cleaner, piped water to inhabitants who had previously relied on wells and rainwater tubs. The engines at Tees Cottage pumped water from the River Tees, which was then filtered and supplied to the water company’s customers.

Tees Cottage has Lancashire Boilers from 1902, a 1904 steam powered Beam Engine and a 1914 Gas engine, all in operation and still pumping water from the River Tees (although no longer supplying the town’s water!) There is also a Blacksmith’s Shop, where demonstrations are usually given, and a Miniature Railway with rides provided by Cleveland Association of Model Engineers for a small additional charge. Refreshments are available in the Tea Room or you can bring a picnic to enjoy in our grounds.

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Opening Times

Tees Cottage open days (1 Apr 2018 - 7 Oct 2018)

* Open days for 2018
1 & 2 April 2018
12 & 13 May 2018
23 & 24 June 2018
15 & 16 Sept 2018
6 & 7 Oct 2018

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